HOW TO HAVE A MIND OF YOUR OWN AND THE CONVICTION TO BACK IT!!

We all have our own stories to tell about weird questions at job interview.But have you heard about how Thomas Alva Edison interviewed people who wanted to work with him? That’s an interesting story there!

After the initial round of questions,if Edison came across a  bright candidate,he would take him out to dinner before making up his mind on whether to hire him.The interview would continue over dinner,and when the food arrived,Edison would take a bite and remark, ‘I think this needs more salt!’. And then he would watch the candidate.

If the candidate added salt before tasting the food he would not be hired. However, if the candidate tasted the food and then decided if salt needed to be added ,Edison would hire him. Edison knew that people who easily believed what other people had to say,or made assumptions without first- hand knowledge or experience, would not be able to look afresh at problems and find innovative solution.They would have closed mind. Edison was looking for people with a mind of their own and the conviction to back it.

We all know people whose potential and dreams remained unrealized because they did not have the conviction to back their instincts.They chose a line of study or a career simply because someone else said it was best for them. They did not chase their passion just because someone said it was doomed, it would not work. In many cases,they gave up even without trying, assuming they could not do it-simply because someone else had said it could not be done.We all have had great ideas but not all of us have gone on to work on them and make them come to life.They later discover that someone else did exactly what we had in mind and found great success.

Do you own things? Make mistakes. Live on  the edge. Chase your dreams. Don’t just go by just what other people tell you. That may be a safe option but it is unlikely to get you the success you deserve.

GO FOR IT. AND YES, DON’T BLINDLY ADD THE SALT IN YOUR FOOD!

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Have an independent and innovative thinking and your own mind.

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As i am also a life coach, if you so desire, you can refer to me  your personal, professional and family issues either through my blog or my email (given below) and I would send you my advice within a week.I am extending my services to you for a very nominal  fee of 1 $ per advice which I only want to charge because when you get something free, you do not value it.My main objective is to give you the benefit of my knowledge and three decades experience  so that you begin to think and understand life issues in an appropriate and rational manner and right perspective and lead a calm,anxiety free and happy life.

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2 thoughts on “HOW TO HAVE A MIND OF YOUR OWN AND THE CONVICTION TO BACK IT!!

  1. Good example. And that it comes from more than 200 years ago shows us that people are the same across time. I have a poem called “A Matter of Character” that details the difference between these two types of people. I’m pleased to say that I am no longer a person who will add the salt without tasting the food, but I once was. Thanks, Ravi! You always find a way to show us how to bring it home. Enjoy your blessings.

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  2. Hi,Pa.Hope you r great and ready to celebrate new year with your kids and friends. your comments always bring smile on my face because they are always honest,sweet like honey and intoxicating like booz. whenever i read your comments i find you have thoroughly gone thru the post and have graseped the main theme which i hv written.

    Anyway,i feel thats what pa is.Have a great time always
    Love to you and yr kids
    ravi

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